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Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis delivers everything but season-opening win for Pacers

Domantas Sabonis did just about everything for the Indiana Pacers but deliver a win in Wednesday’s season opener. The sixth-year pro and two-time All-Star connected on his first six shots, scored 33 points – threatening his career high of 36 – and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds. About the only thing that didn’t go right for the former Gonzaga standout was his off-balance 14-footer that bounced off the rim at the buzzer as Charlotte rallied past the Pacers 123-122.

Gonzaga basketball on top in AP Top 25 preseason poll

Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season precisely where it wants to end the season in April. The Zags were voted No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Monday. Gonzaga received 55 of 63 first-place votes from the media panel. No. 2 UCLA, which faces GU on Nov. 23 in Las Vegas, received the other eight votes.

‘The sky is the limit’: Gonzaga’s newcomers make strong first impression

After transferring to Gonzaga, Nembhard has had a close-up view of the highest ranked classes in program history – No. 6 in 2020 and No. 3 in 2021. “This one is very special,” Nemhbard said of freshmen Chet Holmgren, Hunter Sallis, Nolan Hickman and Kaden Perry after Kraziness in the Kennel last Saturday. “I’ve been telling my dad when he calls, this is a very talented group that we have this year. The sky is the limit as long as we buy in and mature at a quick rate. I think we’ll do that.”

Kelly Graves gets close-up view of son Will at Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel

Kelly Graves sat behind Gonzaga’s bench, roughly a mid-range jumper from the McCarthey Athletic Center sideline he patrolled for 14 years as GU women’s basketball coach. But coaching was the last thing on Graves’ mind Saturday. Graves, now in his eighth season as Oregon’s head coach, was taking advantage of a rare in-person chance to watch his son, Will, a GU senior walk-on.